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      This is the kind of build that separates the men from the boys. Bimmer Performance Center created what is one of the baddest E30's out there and arguably as they say themselves the baddest E30 in the Carolinas.


      I mean, just look at the work involved in this. The plan originally was for an M60 swap but they ended up with an S62 during a second revision:

      Quote Originally Posted by BPC
      The Baddest E30 In the Carolinas!Info:

      So, a friend had an e30 Coupe laying around and decided to give it to us (a shop) as a shop/project car. We decided to try to make it into a road race car. This is a first time project for us, so I thought it would be nice to share what we are doing and what we have learned along the way. We thought a v8 in a tiny little car like this would be pretty fun, so we took a m60 from a e34 540i and rebuilt it/cleaned it. It's got to stay all BMW parts, otherwise it's just not fun. Believe it or not, the v8 M60 actually weighs 80lbs less than a S54 and is a shorter engine.

      VERSION 1:

      1990 e30 318is

      e34 M60 non vanos V8, near stock. Only mods are a m62 intake, 24lbs injectors, & a custom BPC Motorsports tune

      e36 m3 back-half / full suspension swap

      e36 4 piston 4 piston brembo calipers

      e90 Rims w/ Track tires

      e30 m3 Body Kit

      Weight: 2860 w/ driver

      Power Numbers: 275rwhp / 280rwtq


      VERSION 2:

      Project E30 gets a M5 S62 heart transplant. Strut towers were reworked. A used S62 motor was gone though for a full refresh including a new set of high performance rod bearings. Exhaust modifications made to fit into the tight space of the engine bay and lead out to new dual Spintech mufflers. BimmerWorld Differential Cooler kit installed along with a newer rear differential and gears. Custom fuel rails were adapted to the already ran full fuel system. Secondary ram air box fabricated and installed for the additional air intake. New oil lines run to a remote oil filter, Oil pressure & temperature sensor.

      The full specifications are below and this car is featured (deservedly so) in Grassroots Motorsports magazine: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fo.../129664/page1/


      Engine

      S62 complete tear down and refreshed by BPC

      -Coated rod bearings
      -ARP rod bolts
      -BPC custom spec cams
      -BPC custom stainless long tube headers
      -BPC custom ram air/ cold air intake
      -BPC custom stand alone tune 420/390 SEA

      Driveline
      -E36 M3 front and rear subframes, control arms , axles and spindles
      -E39 M5 6 speed transmission
      -Diffsonline custom ramp 3 clutch E36 M3 diff 3.91 ratio
      -Clutch masters 6 puck clutch
      -JB racing light weight single mass flywheel
      -Custom BPC driveshaft with guibo joint deleted

      Suspension

      -MSC 2 way with remote reservoir's
      -Hypercoil springs
      -Speedway Engineering anit-roll bars with BPC custom stress bars and end links
      -Z3 quick ratio power steering rack

      Body
      -M3 front fenders
      -E46 front hood hinges
      -E36 trunk hinges
      -DTM fiberwerks rear fenders and side skirts
      -BPC modified DTM Fiberwerks front and rear bumper covers

      Interior
      -AiM dash display
      -Tilton pedal assembley
      -BPC custom roll cage
      -Racetech drivers seat
      -Schroth harness
      -Momo steering wheel

      Brakes
      -Brembo 4 piston front calipers w/14" Coleman rotors
      -E46 M3 rear brake calipers and rotors
      -Motul RBF 600
      -Stainless steel brake lines

      Wheels

      -Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 front 18x10.5 rear
      Tires
      -Hoosier R7 255/35R18 front, 315/30R18 rear

      Car weights 2850 pounds





































































































      This article was originally published in forum thread: BPC creates one of the baddest E30's on the planet with an S62 V8 swap started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 15 Comments
      1. BPCMotorsports's Avatar
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        BPCMotorsports -
        Attachment 54922
      1. CobraMarty's Avatar
        CobraMarty -
        WOW, great work and great talent. BPC rocks!!

        I love the look with the silver wheels.
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Dream build! Well done!
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      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Truly wish you gents would pick up a 991.2 C2 and start playing w it ;-)
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Unbelievably amazing build! Wow! More videos please! Click here to enlarge

        Cheers.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
        Unbelievably amazing build! Wow! More videos please! Click here to enlarge

        Cheers.
        Here you are:





      1. BLKROKT's Avatar
        BLKROKT -
        Gorgeous build. Why the headers wrap though, and not something like Swain Tech?
      1. mike@n54tuning.com's Avatar
        mike@n54tuning.com -
        Wow.. Great job! Looks awesome.

        Mike
      1. BPCMotorsports's Avatar
        BPCMotorsports -
        Headers were done like that a couple years ago. If we were to do it again, we would most likely Coat them.
      1. BPCMotorsports's Avatar
        BPCMotorsports -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Truly wish you gents would pick up a 991.2 C2 and start playing w it ;-)
        Nothing in the near future for Porsche's unfortunately. I came from P-car world but We would rather be Great at one thing then ok at many so I think for the foreseeable future we will stick to BMW Click here to enlarge.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Here you are:
        That car is amazing... Very nice! Thanks!
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        BPCMotorsports -
        https://youtu.be/CG5P_b45a64

        From this weekend Click here to enlarge Putting in work on a C7 Z06 Click here to enlarge
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BPCMotorsports Click here to enlarge
        [video=youtu;CG5P_b45a64]https://youtu.be/CG5P_b45a64[/url]

        From this weekend Click here to enlarge Putting in work on a C7 Z06 Click here to enlarge
        Sorry youtube embedding was broken there for a bit: